Updated
2 July 2021

Updated
04 February 2021

Updated
2 July 2021
Updated
04 February 2021

 

Please email Kinsie on/before Tuesday 13th July
if you plan to join the next walk
Remember to wear your name tag


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30 June 2021
Mt Beckworth

Greg meet the group in Clunes before we drove onto the start at the Dam Campground, Mt Beckworth. The climb to the top of Mt Beckworth did require a few rest stops to enjoy the views and it was easier that the western face. At the summit the cloud limited the views but it was nice to relax nearby the Lollipop tree. We then tackled the steep decline and enjoyed a ramble around the park. The map photo reflects the terrain of the area. On behalf of the 7 walkers thanks Greg for leading the group. We were pleased to accept the challenge to climb Mt Beckworth 629 meters.
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23 June 2021
Castlemaine

Bryan and Julie lead a keen group of 15 walkers around the bush to the northwest of Castlemaine. We had light showers for the first hour and rain during the last 30 minutes of the walk. At the conclusion of the walk Alan and his many assistants provided warm soup and bread. The table spread was impressive. Thanks Bryan and Julie for leading the walk and Alan for organising the catering.
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9 June 2021
Kalimna Park

10 walkers enjoyed a lovely winters day exploring the local Castlemaine Kalimna bush. There are so many different tracks to take you could spend many hours wandering east, west, north and south. Fortunately Peter knows the area very well and we completed a 6kms loop in about 2 hours. Thanks Peter for leading the walk.
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26 May 2021
Hepburn Springs

Thirteen walkers braved the elements for a very enjoyable walk from Breakneck Gorge near Hepburn Springs to the Chocolate factory at Mt Franklin. The predicted rain held off for the duration of the walk. The 7 km walk commenced with a picturesque and narrow track along the gorge and then opened out into typical central Victorian goldfields country. Two long uphill climbs towards the end of the walk got the blood pumping and the lungs working. At the end of a very enjoyable walk everyone was happy to enjoy the delights of the Chocolate Factory. Thanks Angie for leading the walk.
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12 May 2021
Fryers Ridge

On a beautiful Autumn morning, 21 walkers enjoyed an amble along Fryers Ridge just out of Taradale. For some of our members it was their first walk with the group for 2021. The walk traversed typical central Victorian Gold country and then followed the headwaters of the Coliban main channel. There was a large flow of water in the channel on its way to Sandhurst Reservoir in Bendigo. The 8.5 km walk took approximately two and half hours. Thanks John for leading the walk.
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24 April 2021
Warburtons Bridge Glenluce

The weather was kind to us on this walk, warm with just a few clouds. The terrain was a bit more challenging than expected for some of us, with plenty of ups and downs to manage. There was a good turnout, 14 in the group and as usual lots of good conversation. It was interesting to hear about the old water channels and to see the simple yet enduring structures holding them up.
Thanks Janobai for leading and researching the area.
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14 April 2021
Metrogaine Castlemaine

Only 10 participants this year but the competition was intense. Congratulations to Julie and Bryan who only narrowly beat Bill and Deb. Thanks Ron and Cheryl for planning the event and we look forward to doing it again in 2022.
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10 March 2021
Babbington Hill

14 members joined Bill to explore Babbington Hill. This is the first time we have walked anti clockwise and we were pleased to see a different perspective of the Wombat Forest. Thanks Bill.
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26 February 2021
Mt Macedon

10 members were led by Keith on a walk through the Snow Gums and large Mountain Ash trees on Mt Macedon. It was a lovely cool morning and it was very enjoyable walking the track from Camels Hump to the Memorial Cross and back. Thanks Keith.
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10 February 2021
Kalimna Park Castlemaine

On a warm sunny morning 23 new and returning members enjoyed a walk along the well trodden paths beside the Forest and Moonlight Creeks before cutting up into Kalimna Park completing a half lap back to the Octopus. Genially and expertly lead by Gerry, walkers enjoyed the first Group outing for the year. Many finished off with coffee.
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